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Manufacture des Gobelins

  • 42 av. des Gobelins Map It
  • Latin Quarter
  • Educational Institution

Published 06/25/2015

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Tapestries have been woven at this spot in southeastern Paris, on the banks of the long-covered Bièvre River, since 1662. The Galerie des Gobelins stages exhibitions on two light-flooded floors, highlighting tapestries, furnishings, timepieces, and other treasures mostly drawn from the state collection. Guided visits to the Manufacture (in French, by reservation only) allow a fascinating look at weavers—from students to accomplished veterans—as they work on tapestries and rugs that take years to complete. Also on-site is a highly selective school that teaches weaving, plus a workshop charged with repairing and restoring furnishings belonging to the French government, which are also stored here in a vast concrete warehouse.

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42 av. des Gobelins, Paris, 75013, France

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Sight Details:

  • €6 temporary exhibits (free last Sun. of month); €9 workshop; €11 workshop and exhibits
  • Galerie Tues.–Sun. 11–6; workshop tours Sat. at 2:30 and 4
  • Come early as workshop tour places are limited

Published 06/25/2015


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